Florence (Alba) Kleinjan tells the story of how her grandparents met and the Sundays she spent at her great grandmother’s house where the stack of tortillas being made were a constant presence.
Longtime San Pedro resident, Florence Kleinjan reflects on attending mass in the old Mary Star, Sunday family meals, and the values of taking care of family members that are less fortunate.
Florence Kleinjan reveals how a nun rebellion opened the door for her to convince her parents to allow her to transfer from Mary Star to San Pedro High School — and the culture shock she felt when arriving at the much larger public school, including the requirement of showering with her female classmates after gym class.
San Pedro resident, Florence Kleinjan talks about her memories of working at Ports of Call during the peak of its popularity and how it was more than just a place for tourists. Locals could meet all of the shopping needs that they would later fulfill at malls — and now do with online shopping.
Florence Kleinjan tells stories of baking Italian cookies and Easter bread with her grandmother.